The East of England Agricultural Society’s core aim is to promote agriculture and rural life. We are passionate about supporting UK agriculture at a national level and also in our local farming communities around Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire.

Take a moment to explore this section of the website to answer the questions…

1. Why should I back British Farming?

2. How can I support British Farming?

3. How do I find seasonal produce?

4. How can I locate and support local businesses? 

Why should I back British farming?

UK Farming practices are some of the most environmentally friendly and sustainable in the world
British Farmers work hard to produce high quality, affordable and safe food for our tables
The food and farming sector is worth over £120 billion to the UK economy and supports over 4 million jobs
Buying from local businesses helps support and grow the local economy
British Farmers are custodians of our countryside, working hard to protect, maintain and enhance the environment
More than a third of farmers use renewables to produce low-carbon energy
We are ranked joint 1st in the world for animal welfare standards
British food travels less distance so it has a much lower carbon footprint than imported foods

How can I support British farming?

Take a look through the pages below to find out the easiest ways for you to show your support for the British Food & Farming sector. Whether you aim to buy local seasonal produce or make an effort to support local businesses, they all go a long way to helping our brilliant industry. 

Buy Local

Look through our resources to help you find local producers and retailers with a focus and passion for British food.

Explore Local Retailers

Eat Seasonally

Find out why you should be eating seasonal food and help you learn when your favourite fruit and vegetables are in season

When is it in season?

Find Businesses

Explore our Online Business Directory of over 100 local businesses including, farm shops, charities, professional services and our member’s businesses.

Discover our Directory

Cook British

So you have purchased your local, seasonal British produce but are unsure what to do with it? Check out our favourite recipe pages and foodies below!

Time for Recipe Inspiration